Category Archives: Running for office

Our next meeting – Friday, March 8 – Celebrating International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day!  Come celebrate with us, 7-9pm at Arts Benicia, 991 Tyler St., Suite 114.

2020: Women Stepping Up in Benicia

  • Celebrate International Women’s Day
  • Women’s leadership forum – learn about leadership opportunities for women of all ages and life stages from local leaders.
  • Opening remarks by Mayor Elizabeth Patterson
  • Moderated by Kari Birdseye

Panelists confirmed so far:

  • Betty Yee, California State Controller since 2015
  • Susannah Delano, Executive Director, Close the Gap California
  • Linda Escalante, So. CA Legislative Director, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
  • Cora Young, Legislative Aide, Congressman Mike Thompson

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!
PLAN TO ATTEND OUR NEXT MEETING!

For those interested in running for public office – Close the Gap free online webinar series

Close the Gap California is hosting a really interesting and informative free online webinar series for anyone considering a run for office.  See below for description.  (Details for registration will show on the CTGCA website soon.)

We are impressed that they will have Ann Ravel as main speaker for the first webinar on March 8, “Dark Money.  Clean Money.  Can an Ethical Candidate Compete?”  Ann Ravel is the former director of the Federal Elections Commission.

In 2017, Federal Elections Committee chair Ann Ravel resigned saying: “The mission of the FEC is essential to ensuring a fair electoral process. Yet, since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, our political campaigns have been awash in unlimited, often dark, money.”
Ann Ravel is now a lecturer at Berkeley Law.   kalw.org/post/former-fec-chair-ann-ravel-discusses-her-resignation-and-money-politics#stream/


Close the Gap California WEBINARS
2019 Schedule
closethegapca.org/webinar/

Campaign Finance: “Dark Money. Clean Money. Can an Ethical Candidate Compete?”
Friday, March 8th @ Noon

Party Politics: “CTGCA’s How-To Guide: Working a Convention to Advance Your Candidacy”
Friday May 17th @ Noon

Women & Elections: “Catching a Wave or Building a Movement?”
Friday, Sept. 20th @ Noon

Non-Partisan to Partisan Focus: “From Non-Partisan Office to Partisan Progressive Candidate”
Friday, Nov. 15th @ Noon

From: Susannah Delano <susannah@closethegapca.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 1:14 PM
Subject: Mark your calendar now for CTGCA’s 2019 Webinars